Friday, August 12, 2011
- Still Free To Choose
Since I'm still technically unemployed, it may seem redundant to say that I'm going on vacation, but that's how I look at it. We're off to the gulf coast for a week or so to catch a few fish, tease the gators, and bring a little joy to the heart of my father in law. It might slow down my blog posting and it might not. But I'd bet the former.
If your business is as slow in August as mine usually is, you can probably use something to help fill the time. So in the interest of keeping the intellectual river flowing in the proper direction, (and providing you with a first rate means of slacking off in the office) here is another link to that brilliant piece of broadcasting, Milton Friedman's groundbreaking 1980 program, "Free To Choose".
The truth is, I was on the phone with my brother and it came up in our conversation. But I figured, that's no reason I can't link it here as well. Part two is above (because I think it speaks best to the post Obama era), but if you've never seen the original I cannot tell you how much you will enjoy and maybe even be changed by going to this link, and watching the whole thing. Even if you've seen it before, it's worth watching again.
You'll get to see Thomas Sowell in his cantankerous youth, Donald Rumsfeld before he went really grey, and Walter Williams and Frances Fox Piven duke it out in a three round, no holds barred, steel cage match, complete with turnbuckle pounces. Ok that last one might be a stretch - but it's the way I remember it.
If you go to the link and watch it (and maybe send it to a few of your slacker leftists friends as well) you all will end up thanking me.